Jump to navigation

National Teen Driver Safety Month

from Brodbeck Porter Insurance Agency

Oct 27, 2014

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. In fact, more teens die in car crashes than from suicides and homicides combined. Fortunately, teen crashes are preventable, and parents play a significant role in ensuring these crashes are a thing of the past.

Here are a few things many parents don't know about teen driving:

•The most dangerous time of a teen driver's life is the first 12 months of independent licensure

•A teen driver's crash risk is three times that of more experienced drivers

•Teens crash most often because they are inexperienced - not necessarily because they take more risks than older drivers

•Three or more teen passengers quadruples a teen driver's crash risk

•Most fatal nighttime crashes involving teen drivers happen before midnight

•More than half of teens killed in car crashes were not wearing a seat belt

•Most state's teen driving laws and restrictions do not adequately protect teens from common crash risks

•Teens really do learn to drive from watching their parents. A study from The Allstate Foundation found 80 percent of teens cite their parents as having the most influence over teens' driving habits.

•Crash risk remains high after licensure. In fact, young drivers' crash risk does not significantly begin decreasing until age 25.

Article Comments

There are no comments yet.

Be the First to Leave a Comment

(Do not fill out this field, or your comment will be ignored. This field is here to help us protect against automated (spam) comments.

Your comment will show up once it has been reviewed.

Bookmark our mobile site visit m.bp-ins.com

Information you need, when and where you need it most. More »

Our Insurance Companies

Safeco Insurance

Brodbeck Porter Insurance Agency

Anderson: 513-624-0900 Ext 1
Colerain: 513-624-0900 Ext 3

Our location

7249 Beechmont Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Jump to navigation
Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

© 2020 Brodbeck Porter Insurance Agency